“Science is for Girls.” A MightyGirl.com says it is “the world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.” They have chosen a mighty girl who Sy knows: Temple Grandin. Sy’s book about Temple is now on Mighty Girl’s list of books about female scientists.
Books of the Year:
The Soul of an Octopus is at #20 for December on The New York Times Science book bestseller list.
The Great White Shark Scientist has been named as one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016.
Delancyplace.com has chosen The Soul of an Octopus as one of its favorite books of 2016. Delancyplace.com delivers a daily book excerpt to its 290,000 email subscribers.
The Soul of an Octopus is one of this year’s top ten audio books on Libro.fm’s list of the bestselling audio books at indie bookstores. Sy read her book for that recording – but not, alas, at the wonderfully named Octopus Garden Sound Studio.
The National Science Teachers Association has named The Octopus Scientists one of the outstanding science books for students.
The Nonfiction Detectives – “Two intrepid librarians review the best nonfiction books for children” – have chosen The Great White Shark Scientist as one of the top books for 2016.
Go, pig, go! The Good Good Pig is now in its 16th printing. There are nearly 109,000 copies in print.
And in news of Octopodes, The Soul of an Octopus is on these lists of bestsellers at independent bookstores for the week ending December 4: #5 in New England, #7 in the Pacific Northwest, #5 in Southern California, #3 in Northern California, and #11 in the Mountains & Plains.